18-year-old Joshua Zirkzee came off the bench to score a last-minute winner for Bayern Munich against Freiburg last night, in a result which could have a significant influence on the Bundesliga title race.
Bayern ended up winning 3-1 against the south-west German outfit, keeping them with four points of leaders RB Leipzig, but were level at 1-1 heading into stoppage time before Zirkzee put them in front.
The 1.93 metre forward has played for Bayern since signing from Dutch giants Feyenoord at the age of 16, but before that had a trial with Everton, playing for the club at the General CEE Cup, an U19 tournament, in 2017, where he was one of the Blues' stand-out performers.
Then-manager Ronald Koeman convinced him to take part in the competition shortly after he had netted 33 goals in 27 games the season before that for Feyenoord's youth team.
Zirkzee arrived in Germany the same year that he trialled with the Blues, choosing to join their youth setup rather than settle on Merseyside, and has since worked his way up the ranks in Bavaria.
He scored in summer 2018 on his senior debut for the club in a pre-season friendly against PSG and has already played in the Champions League, coming on as a substitute against Tottenham in November.
Bayern manager Hansi Flick said after the game with Freiburg: "He has only been training with us for three weeks, but his development has been remarkable. He still has a long way to go, but this is definitely an early reward."
Team-mate David Alaba added: "It's awesome, he's earned it. He works really hard and clearly wants to improve, to listen and learn. I'm very happy for him.
"It says a lot when you see the coach bringing him on. And now he's repaid the coach's faith with a goal, which is even better."